Venus Optics announced a pair of Fullframe E-mount lenses: Laowa FE 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 & 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO manual focus lenses.
The lenses will be shown at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging Fair May 3-6th. Both lenses are expected to ship in mid-late 2018, but exact shipping date and pricing are yet to be announced.
Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Lens
Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom Lens is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony fullframe E-mount cameras. Designed primarily for travel photography, Venus optics have managed to compress the size to smallest in its class, less than 10 inch (10cm) and only 1.1 pounds (500g). Its 130° to 102° angle of view provides flexibility for photographers to compose landscape or architecture photos.
The lens houses with 14 elements in 10 groups with 2 aspherical elements & 1 extra-low dispersion element to deliver exceptional performance. It can focus as close as 15cm for some mini-macro shooting. A rear filter slot is included to fit with 37mm filter. Click/clickless aperture can be toggled by the switch on the lens barrel.
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens
Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO joins the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro as the second member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover fullframe sensor size and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. The wide magnification range allows macro photographers to capture subject at any sizes.
This 100mm portrait lens also features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that no chromatic aberration can be found. The 12 elements in 10 groups optics design delivers a crystal sharpness image in both macro and tele distances. Available in Canon EF, Nikon AI, Pentax K & Sony FE mount.